12th of May was a special day for the Haryana unit of Deepalaya as well people residing in Gusbethi. After a long gap of more than three years, Deepalaya conducted an eye camp in collaboration with Rajendra Prasad Eye Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The collaboration will go a long way for eradicating cataract from Mewat. The partnership intends to establish a vision center at the hospital. Initially, one eye camp shall be conducted in a week. The patients suffering from cataract shall be brought to AIIMS for the surgery. A team of 8 people visited Gusbethi on 12th May. After registration, 87 people were examined. A team of three people checked their BP, weight and sugar before conducting the eye check up. Dr. Vivek conducted the eye check up tests and found that six people needed Cataract operation and 22 were prescribed spectacles. A boy who is not more than nine years old was found to be suffering from Cataract. One of our teachers was also found to be a Cataract case.
On 9th of May, three organisations from the social sector -- Narang Trust, Soubhagya Nirmalam Foundation (SNF) and Deepalaya – joined hands to bring happiness in the lives of the underprivileged. When Dr. Faye Farmer from SNF interacted with the children attending ASHA and FADA classes at RJRND, the organization immediately came forward and proposed that they would like to support these girls with light food every day. Since the idea was noble, the Deepalaya and SNF decided to inaugurate the scheme in the presence of Mrs. Asha Narang from the Narang Trust.
The guests including Mrs. Asha Narang, Mrs. Shanta Sastri and other members of SNF were given traditional welcome with Tilak by the headmistress, teachers, staff members and few children of class II. The children then sang a welcome song and greeted the guests.